Category: Processes

What Aluminum Alloys Can Be Anodized?

While most grades of aluminum have adequate appearance and corrosion resistance in many instances, it is sometimes required to increase these properties further.

What Type of Welding Is Used for Aluminum?

Welding aluminum requires different welding techniques, different shielding gases, different specifications, and different pre-weld and post-weld processing than welding steel.

The Difference Between Flame Cutting, Plasma Cutting and Waterjet Cutting

When you need metal cut-to-size, there are a variety of cutting processes to choose from.

What Is Normalizing?

It is important that the material used for any project possesses the correct mechanical properties for the specific application.

What is Galvalume?

Protecting steel from oxidation is a must for many projects.

What is Tempering?

Tempering is a heat treatment process that alters the mechanical properties (typically ductility and hardness) and relieves internal stresses of a steel.

What Is Annealing?

While the chemical composition of a metal determines much of the mechanical properties, many metals can have their mechanical properties altered through heat treatment.

What Is Galvanneal?

Sacrificial coatings are an excellent way to protect an underlying base material from the effects of corrosion.